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Title: CWS 5
Post by: DigiCorn on February 11, 2019, 01:31:32 PM
Suddenly, at 10 am this morning ALL version of CWS 5 (5.7, 5.8, etc.) on multiple machines in our shop stopped working simultaneously. We can run 6, but it sucks. This happen to anyone else?
Title: Re: CWS 5
Post by: scottrsimons on February 11, 2019, 01:36:05 PM
That sounds like a Windows update issue to me. I would check the Windows logs to see when the last update was installed. And possible work backwards from there.
Title: Re: CWS 5
Post by: DigiCorn on February 11, 2019, 01:46:41 PM
It's on BOTH Mac and Windows
Title: Re: CWS 5
Post by: Joe on February 11, 2019, 01:49:44 PM
Well version 5 is deprecated so they might have pulled the plug remotely on it.
Title: Re: CWS 5
Post by: DigiCorn on February 11, 2019, 02:39:56 PM
Quote from: Joe link=msg=305155 date=1549910984

Well version 5 is deprecated so they might have pulled the plug remotely on it.
I was almost relegated to that, but I upgraded to 6 and same issues. Eventually determined that one of the connected Fierys had crashed/locked up while processing a VDP job. Shut the Fiery down and brought it back up, problem solved.
Title: Re: CWS 5
Post by: Joe on February 11, 2019, 04:58:18 PM
We use version 6 here. It works. Myself, I never like 5.
Title: Re: CWS 5
Post by: Possum on February 12, 2019, 11:13:30 AM
I've got version 5 and it still works, for what it's worth, so I don't think they made it non-working.
Title: Re: CWS 5
Post by: wonderings on February 20, 2019, 10:10:39 AM
I have Version 5.xxx working on all our computers here with no issue. I prefer it over 6 which I have running on my computer to test. 6 looks nicer more modern but they have added extra clicks for some features. The one thing I do like about V6 is the ability to change the print quantity without going into properties.
Title: Re: CWS 5
Post by: DigiCorn on February 20, 2019, 11:02:36 AM
Quote from: wonderings link=msg=305325 date=1550675439

The one thing I do like about V6 is the ability to change the print quantity without going into properties.
Wha? How do you do that?

I can do it that way in 5, but NOT 6.
Title: Re: CWS 5
Post by: Tracy on February 20, 2019, 12:39:25 PM
Right hand side there are editable properties
Title: Re: CWS 5
Post by: DigiCorn on February 20, 2019, 12:48:36 PM
I'll be damned. I do it this way in 5...
Title: Re: CWS 5
Post by: delooch on February 20, 2019, 01:30:44 PM
Whats your guys experience with the CWS5 paper catalog?  The fiery is running 2 Ricohs, a 7100 and an 8100. The paper catalog works great on the 7100, but I cant seem to get it right on the other. Techs cant figure it out- we have been using manual settings, which is kind of a pain compared to the paper catalog..

We have identical paper specs on both machines, but the 8100 doesnt play nice with the rip. Its supposed to though..
Title: Re: CWS 5
Post by: Possum on February 20, 2019, 01:43:53 PM
Aw, gee, how many times have I been told something is "supposed" to work but doesn't.  :banghead:
Title: Re: CWS 5
Post by: scottrsimons on February 20, 2019, 01:48:41 PM
Quote from: delooch link=msg=305339 date=1550687444

a 7100 and an 8100

First saw this when reading it, I immediately thought of a PowerMac 7100 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_Macintosh_7100) and a PowerMac 8100 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_Macintosh_8100). Maybe somebody will get a laugh at my old age. :old: 
Title: Re: CWS 5
Post by: delooch on February 20, 2019, 01:56:24 PM
Quote from: Possum link=msg=305341 date=1550688233

Aw, gee, how many times have I been told something is "supposed" to work but doesn't.  :banghead:


Yeah they also said they were rated for NCR. Guess what it, doesn't like it at all. We do a lot of NCR. Of course we find out after the install. We fought with them a couple of months, they finally just gave us an extra older canon that would handle the stock. We are up for a new machine next year, going to try to switch back to canon, not really impressed with the ricohs.
Title: Re: CWS 5
Post by: Tracy on February 20, 2019, 02:35:54 PM
The only thing I like about the Ricoh is the pretty accurate backup on it
Title: Re: CWS 5
Post by: wonderings on February 20, 2019, 04:02:55 PM
Quote from: DigiCorn link=msg=305336 date=1550684916

I'll be damned. I do it this way in 5...


Had no idea you could do that with 5, good to know. Another reason taken away to upgrade to 6.